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October is American Archives Month! Ohio repositories are sponsoring a month long October Archives Crawl event. Each of the host repositories has its own unique collection full of interesting local history.

The goal of the Archives Crawl is to visit as many of the participating repositories as possible during the month of October and have each of them stamp your passport. Passports can be obtained at the participating repositories.  For more information, see the SOAOhioArchivesPassport2017.

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What: Digitization Panel Discussion

When: Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Dampeer room at the Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library

Is your institution digitizing materials?  Do you have a project you’ve been itching to share?  Maybe you’ve experienced a project that didn’t go so well that others could learn from?  Do you have experience choosing or maintaining a system related to your digitization program?  The Cleveland Archival Roundtable is planning a digitization projects program and invites proposals for participation in a panel discussion to be held on Saturday, May 13th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Dampeer room at the Case Western Reserve University Kelvin Smith Library.

Panelists will speak for approximately 10 minutes on a digitization project or topic, and will then take part in a panel discussion guided by questions from the audience.

In particular, we are interested in covering the following topics:

  • Methods for choosing and evaluating tools and systems like digital asset management systems, metadata tools, and access systems. We would like to cover a variety including products like CONTENTdm and PastPerfect, homegrown systems, and open source systems like Islandora.  Which systems and tools worked well and why?  Which systems and tools didn’t work so well?
  • Digitization for internal constituencies, i.e. corporate archives or the digitization of materials that can’t be shared with the general public.
  • Methods for selecting materials for digitization, creating workflows, providing access, and lessons learned.

We are looking for diverse perspectives from archivists representing different types and sizes of archival institutions such as:

  • Institutions with established digitization programs
  • Institutions just starting digitization programs
  • Lone arrangers
  • Corporate archives

If you are interested in participating, please send a presentation title and brief description of your topic to Susan Hernandez [shernandez@clevelandart.org] and Bill Barrow [bill.barrow@yahoo.com] by March 24th, 2017.

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In order to plan for future educational programming please participate in a very short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WCNRTT8. Your input will aid in planning local events of interest to you.  Thank you!

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Museum Marauders: Integrated Preventative Pest Management
Presented by the Intermuseum Conservation Association
Instructor, Dr. Thomas A. Parker, Entomologist and President of Pest Control Services, Inc.
Co-sponsored by Cleveland State University Library Special Collections and by the Ohio Preservation Council
Fenn Tower Room 102, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
May 6, 2009, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Cockroaches, carpet beetles, and clothes moths–oh my! Join nationally-known insect expert Tom Parker as he explains how to identify, understand the habits of, and non-chemically prevent or control various insect populations. The afternoon will include practical suggestions for developing an effective, low-cost, in-house pest management program. ICA and OPC members receive discounted admission!
Click here for registration fees and form.

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The Ohio Preservation Council and the Intermuseum Conservation Association
have developed a FREE statewide preservation outreach initiative called
“Preserving Our Cultural Heritage.” Anyone who owns or is responsible for a
collection will benefit from attending. This includes individuals as well
as staff and volunteers of museums, libraries and archives, churches,
government agencies, non-profit organizations, clubs, etc.

Topics to be covered in every session will include:

Why should we be concerned about our collections?

What is preservation and why is it so important?

What’s the difference between preservation and conservation?

What kind of supplies should I be using to preserve my collections?

How do I prepare for a possible disaster? What do I do if a disaster occurs?

What Internet and published resources are available to help me?

How do I pay for all of this?!

Inaugural Session!
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron, OH
Wolle Administrative Building Conference Room (behind the greenhouse complex)
October 27, 2008, 6PM-7:30PM

Please see official program flyer for more information and how to RSVP for the program.

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